bails·​man ˈbālz-mən How to pronounce bailsman (audio)
: one who gives bail for another

Examples of bailsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The movie focuses on people who usually end up as secondary characters: flight attendants, ex-cons, bond bailsmen and the like. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, 30 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bailsman was in 1798

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“Bailsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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